Annual Church Meeting 2014
Click here for a copy of the 2014 Annual Meeting booklet.
Mark your calendars now! The 2015 Annual Meeting will be on Jan. 25, 2015, at noon in Sumida Hall at Christ's Gathering Place in Aiea. This annual meeting will be a joint annual meeting of the four congregations in West Oahu, with a sharing of information, ministries and food & fellowship - don't miss it! Please consider who might serve well on the Bishop's Committee and as convention delegates. Nominations (including self-nominations) are best in advance of the meeting, if possible by January 18. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org
or call Fr. Paul.
St. Nicholas’ annual meeting to review the year 2013 took place on January 26, 2014 in Sumida Hall at Christ’s Gathering Place. Attendees enjoyed a delicious lunch buffet from Linda Carlin & Lanie’s Lunch Wagon as they listened to reports from Father Paul and Church Treasurer Doug Brown.
Father Paul actually began the annual meeting during the 10 AM service by talking in his sermon about some of the many changes we experienced during the year and expect to experience during 2014. At the end of the service we watched an excellent and entertaining video, produced by Dot “Suzy” Shigemura, explaining just what a Diocese is and all of the people who make up a Diocese and keep it functioning.
Over in Sumida Hall, Father Paul expanded on his sermon, talking about the various changes that happened during 2013, most notably our move to Christ’s Gathering Place when we realized that IPA was no longer suitable for a church needing to grow and the start of our Friday night service with dinner. Father praised the various ministry leaders saying that he values all the help he gets from his volunteers. Everyone was encouraged to read through the Annual Meeting booklet which highlights each ministry function in the church (and is available by clicking the link above).
Following Father Paul, Doug Brown brought us up to speed on our financial condition. The move to CGP resulted in a lowering of our rental expense, enabling us to continue renting space in Kapolei yet still save some money. Though the number of pledgers is down from last year we are still in good financial position as we did not have any major unexpected expenses during 2013.
Elections were held following the reports. Bill Bruce was nominated, unopposed, for the open position on the Bishop’s Committee. Luella Windisch, Kala Holden, Mario Portillo, Bill Coullahan and Tanya St. John were nominated and selected to be the delegates and alternates to the 2014 Episcopal Hawaii Convention.
The last item was a question and answer section. There are still some people uncomfortable with the move to CGP and the uncertainty about the changes yet to come.
A big, big thank you to everyone who worked to make our meeting a success.